FITC Amsterdam 2018

2018-02-19 00:00:00 2018-02-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2018 Now in its 11th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


By day, Gavin Strange is a senior designer for the interactive arm of the UK’s beloved animation studio Aardman Animations. By night, he goes under the alias of JamFactory as a director and designer of print, characters, products and more. Making the work is the easy part, finding the time, however, is the difficult bit. Gavin will share his stories and methods behind getting the most out of those 24 pesky hours, conveyed via the medium of bright colours and animated GIFs.

He prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Floaty sentiments aside, this talk is about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter to YOU.


To excite, to entertain and, hopefully, to inspire

Target Audience

Any human being with a passion for making stuff that excites them. Seriously.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. How to be a ‘realistic idealist’
  2. How to take a fresh look at your 24 hours and get the most out of them
  3. To encourage forming your own unique voice
  4. How passion projects can shape your career
  5. How live, laugh and love again.